Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PSP Games

  • Publish Date: December 31, 2011
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Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in April.

Best-reviewed PSP games of 2011 (through Dec. 31)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Publisher Metascore Users
1 Box Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Square Enix 87 8.4
A remake of the 1995 Super Nintendo title, this tactical RPG actually makes a number of changes to the original, mostly for the better.
2The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Xseed Games809.2
3Where is My Heart? NEW Copenhagen Game Coll.80n/a
4Legends of War: Patton's Campaign Enigma Software798.8
5Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Square Enix787.5
6Angry Birds Chillingo Ltd775.7
7Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection Square Enix778.5
8MLB 11: The Show SCEA77n/a
9Shift Extended Zallag769.7
10Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin Atlus Co.768.2
111000 Tiny Claws NEWMediatonic76n/a
12BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Aksys Games75n/a
13ClaDun x2 NIS America748.0
14Corpse Party NEWXseed Games748.6
15Patapon 3 SCEA746.2
16Gods Eater Burst D3Publisher719.1
17The 3rd Birthday Square Enix705.6
18Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! NIS America686.8
19Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle NIS America655.5
20Ys I & II Chronicles Xseed Games639.2
21Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact NEW Namco Bandai596.2
22Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive Namco Bandai57n/a
23Ninjamurai Open Emotion Studios55n/a
24Lord of Arcana Square Enix535.2

Includes games released between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). User scores are an average of ratings submitted by Metacritic users on a scale of 0 (bad) to 10 (good). All scores are from December 30, 2011.

Best-reviewed PSP games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Publisher Metascore Users
1God of War: Chains of Olympus SCEA919.1
2Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Rockstar Games907.0
3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Atlus Co.898.6
4Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Konami899.0
5Lumines Ubisoft896.5
6Wipeout Pure SCEA887.8
7Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Square Enix888.5
8Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Rockstar Games887.5
9Tekken: Dark Resurrection Namco Bandai888.7
10Ridge Racer Namco888.2
11Jeanne d'Arc SCEA878.3
12Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Square Enix878.4
13Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror SCEA879.6
14Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Konami878.7
15Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness NIS America877.8
16LittleBigPlanet SCEA877.9
17PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe SCEA868.6
18Burnout Legends EA Games868.5
19Patapon SCEA868.8
20God of War: Ghost of Sparta SCEA867.1
21Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Rockstar Games867.9
22Daxter SCEA858.9
23LocoRoco 2 SCEA858.4
24Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow SCEA858.8
25Tetris EA Mobile859.7

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all PSP high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's PSP section.

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    What about the DS games?

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